OSH has announced that it has joined organisations across the UK in calling for greater investment in preparing young people for the world of work.

The Young Enterprise Charter, signed by IOSH chief executive Rob Strange, calls for enterprise education to be made a priority and placed in the statutory curriculum.

IOSH head of policy and public affairs Richard Jones said: “Young people are the entrepreneurs of the future so it’s really important that we get sensible health and safety embedded into their thinking before they go out and start building businesses for real.”

The UK’s Young Enterprise (YE) scheme is part of Junior Achievement Worldwide, a global organisation dedicated to educating students about entrepreneurship and financial literacy through hands-on programmes.

The YE Charter will be presented to Parliament in the autumn.